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Universal Studios Japan reveals new opening date for Super Nintendo World
Universal Studios Japan has unveiled the new grand opening date for the world’s first Super Nintendo World.
Super Nintendo World was originally slated to open in 2020. However, the unprecedent impacts of COVID 19 delayed the launch February 4 2021. Due to a surge in virus cases, the Osaka region was put into a new State of Emergency ultimately closing all theme parks.
Now under fresh government ruling Super Nintendo World has been given the greenlight - opening March 18.
Super Nintendo World will be the first multi-level land at Universal Studios Japan, with Peach’s Castle and Bowser’s Castle towering over the attraction.
The expansion will include Yoshi-themed ride and attractions, along with plenty of experiences based on the legendary Mario Kart and Luigi – including retailtainment and F&B options.
This includes Koopa’s Challenge, an action-based gameplay where guests can race against other visiting parties, a Mario-Kart themed shop and café and the world’s first Mario Kart Rides.
Aimed at younger gamers, the attraction includes Yoshi’s Adventure where families will embark on the ultimate treasure hunt to help Captain Toad discover the Golden Egg.
Super Nintendo World is also set to break-ground with an all-new type of Asobi play experience. By purchasing a Power-Up band, guests will be able to collect virtual coins and track scores on their smartphone as they navigate around the park. This ensures visitors are continuously ultra-emerged into the world of Nintendo, even when not experiencing the rides and attractions.
The legendary expansion has been six years in the making with officials at Universal Studios Japan keen to welcome guests to the first attraction of its kind in the world. Universal has already teased their plans to create more Super Nintendo Worlds, across its Hollywood, Singapore and Beijing resorts.